Baptism and living a true Christian life, following
Christ as our Lord in the family of God.
Consider Romans 6:1-23 (KJV)
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are
dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as
were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by
baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory
of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together
in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his
6 Knowing this, that our old man is
crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we
should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we
believe that we shall also live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from
the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin
once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to
be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your
mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as
instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those
that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness
14 For sin shall not have dominion over
you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we
are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield
yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin
unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the
servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which
was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye
became the servants of righteousness.
19 I speak after the manner of men
because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members
servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your
members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
20 For when ye were the servants of sin,
ye were free from righteousness.
21 What fruit had ye then in those
things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and
become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end
23 For the wages of sin is death; but
the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
How to do it ? Consider
Galatians 2:18-21 (KJV)
18 For if I build again
the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law,
that I might live unto God. 20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the
faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
That is giving Christ the life He paid for, on the
cross, that He may live it in you, and for you, as well as for others through
you. Juat as He did for the Father, therefore Paul goes on to say:
21 I do not
frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then
Christ is dead in vain.
The Apostle Paul teaches more on how you
can let others know Christ is alive and living in you in all of the Epistles.
friend in Christ Warren T. Smith
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